During the Autumn of 2018 we ran a series of conferences under a pilot scheme to deliver centralised CPD as a new, additional member engagement touchpoint. This was created under the transformation programme as something separate and complimentary to what the local institutes currently deliver.
From September to November 2018, we visited six locations chosen for their proximity to large insurance companies and the number of insurance professionals working within that region. We held the conferences in Cheltenham, London, Stirling, Birmingham, Ipswich and Huddersfield. We featured a range of relevant topics in order to attract a diverse delegate base of brokers, underwriters, claims handlers and administrators of all levels and abilities as well as a great mix of ages. The feedback we received from delegates was excellent with the vast majority of delegates feeling that the topics were relevant, the speakers appropriate and well-prepared and the organisation excellent. We created a Twitter handle before the start of the conference circuit. Based on the success of these events during the pilot, we will be running 14 more Professional Focus Conferences (seven during Spring and seven during Autumn) in different locations in 2019.
“The vast majority of delegates felt that the topics were relevant, the speakers appropriate and the organisation excellent”
What our members are saying on social media about our conferences
Great day yesterday at #CIIProfessionalFocus learned some new things and met some interesting fellow delegates. Worth going if there is an event near you see link: Professional Focus CPD Conferences 2018 generalinvestment.co.uk
We attended the CII Professional Focus Conference yesterday in Cheltenham and what a pleasure that was! Great topics covered and impressive speakers. #ciiprofessionalfocus #cii #business #brokers #conference
It’s a packed agenda at the @CIIGroup conference in Ipswich today. We’re particularly looking forward to hearing about AI and the future of the industry this afternoon #ciiprofessionalfocus #futureofwork
Attended the CII Professional Focus Conference today in Cheltenham and what a pleasure that was #ciiprofessionalfocus #cii #charteredinsuranceinstitute #insurance #broker #educateyourself #conference #worktrip #cheltenham #doubletreebyhilton